Smith MargaretSMITH, Margaret Ann (née Downs) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, at the age of 68.

Margaret was the beloved wife of Douglas Smith and recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary. Cherished mother of Lisa Smith.

Sister of William Downs (Marilyn), Mary Needle (Elmer) both of New Brunswick. Predeceased by Thomas Downs (survived by Sheila), Gary Downs (survived by Audrey). Margaret will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and close friends.


Marskell LouMARSKELL Joseph Louis 'Lou' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of J. Lou Marskell on November 9th, 2017 after a lengthy battle with numerous illnesses in his 80th year.

Lou was the dearly beloved husband of Myrna(nee Shaw) for over 61 years. Beloved father of Joe Jr. (Janis), Tim, Dan, Eric and predeceased by Cindy. Loving Grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Lou had a wonderful extended family who loved him dearly and who he loved.


Johnson BillJOHNSON, Victor William 'Bill' - (Metro Toronto Police Association 1958 - 1988) -

Passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. Bill Johnson of Lindsay and formerly of Bobcayeon was in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of Joyce Weir and the late Terry Johnson (2004). Dear father of Margaret Smith of Lindsay, Michelle and her husband Mike Heitzner of Ajax, Scott Sellers and his wife Karen and their children of Regina, Jeff Sellers and his wife Susan and their children of Bradford and predeceased by his son Robert Johnson (2001).


Rettie BonitaRETTIE, Bonita Louise - (February 12, 1954 ~ November 9, 2017) - 

Passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay. Bonita Rettie of Burnt River was in her 63rd year.

Loving mother of Cory (Pauline) Campbell and Jason (Dawn) Campbell of Burnt River. Daughter of predeceased parents Wilbert Rettie (2012) and Edith Rettie (2012).

Beloved sister of Cheryl Rettie of Lindsay, Leah Johnston (Bernie) of Cobourg, Wade (Patti) Rettie of Kinmount and predeceased by Margaret King (2011).


Switzer BarbaraSWITZER, Barbara - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday November 8, 2017 in her 73rd year.

Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Earle Switzer (2004). Dear mother of Dennis and his wife Louise, Roger and his wife Samantha, June and her husband Jamie, Debbie and her husband Solomon, Tim and his wife Racquel.

Loving grandmother of Brandon, Taylor, Devyn, Brittany, Brooklyn, Daekin, Zoe and Sienna. Dear sister of Larry Windover. Pre deceased by siblings Eldon Windover and Lorna Sheehey.


Zidar MillieZIDAR, Mildred Irene 'Millie' (Johnson) - Passed away peacefully at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, in her 97th year.

Millie was the beloved wife of the late Louis Frank Zidar. Loving mother to Donna Lafleur (Roger) and Jim Zadir (Nancy). Cherished grandmother to Marc Lafleur, Carole Lafleur, Michel Lafleur, Bruce Zidar and Doug Zidar and 5 great-grandchildren

Predeceased by her sisters and brothers. Will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.


Robinson BettyROBINSON, Betty Eileen  - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at St. Josephs at Fleming Nursing Home.

Betty in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the Late Earl Robinson, the late Maxwell Bartleman, and the late Angus Earl Oliver.

Caring mother to Nelson Oliver and his late wife Margot of Coe Hill.


Westheuser FrankWESTHEUSER, Frank - Passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in his 81st year.

He was the loving father of Allan (predeceased in 2012) and Lisa (Jason O’Neill).

He never stopped fighting his battle with cancer and will be missed by many old and new friends.


PROZENKO, Linda Herta - (June 7, 1945 ~ November 7, 2017) -

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay.


Webster HelenWEBSTER, Helen Alma (Dale) - Entered into rest suddenly at Caressant Care Nursing Home on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in her 95th year.

Helen Dale was the beloved wife of the late Victor (2005) and dear mother of Wayne (Katherine) of Ottawa, Alan (Rayanne) of Thornhill and predeceased by son John (1964).

Dear grandmother of Kerri Stewart, John Webster, Steven Webster, Karen Gray, Janine Pileggi, Kristy Webster and Mary Smith, great-grandmother of 12.


Lane JohnLANE, John Ross – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Ross Lane, on Monday, November 6, 2017 in his 65th year.

John, the beloved husband of Mary (Taylor). Loving father to Kim (Mike) Carlin. Predeceased by an infant daughter. Cherished grandfather of Maddy Paulson.

Fondly remembered by sisters Patricia (Neil) Finney, Judy Lane and brother Michael Lane. Predeceased by sisters Dorthea (Pearn) Lockwood, Jean Matthews (Walter) and Rosemarie.


Joseph EdmondJOSEPH, Edmond William Wayne - Passed away in Palliative Care at the Haliburton Hospital on Monday, November 6, 2017, at the age of 73.

Loving partner and soulmate of Gwen Turner. Dear father to Tracy (Kevin) Cameron, Terry Joseph and stepfather to Peter (Janis) Turner, and Michael Turner. Poppa to Dylan, Wesley, Emma, Hannah, Abigail and Adam.

Survived by his brothers Lanny (Elizabeth) Joseph, Ron (Bev) Joseph, by his sisters Joy (Jules) Paolozza, Jeannie (Rick) Johnston and predeceased by his brother Roy Joseph (Sharon).


Bird CarolBIRD, Faith Caroline 'Carol' - Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Carol in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Bird. Loving Mom of Joe (Anne), Valerie (Rik) Robinson, and Laura (Scott) Duncan. Cherished grandmother of Jason (Lindsay), Melissa, Will (Amanda), Phil, Andrew, and predeceased by John William. Caring GG of Mischa, Julianna, Sam, Elliot, Wesley, Ethan, and Noah.


Mitchell GerryMITCHELL, Gerry Alton (Gerald) - (May 1, 1954 - November 5, 2017) -

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday morning, Gerry passed away in his 63rd year after a short courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Leona Collins, loving father of Kenny and Loretta (Britt) and grandfather to baby Emily.

Dear brother of Sue (Ross) MacDonald, Mike (Tania) Mitchell, Terry (Gail) Mitchell, Lynn (Brian) Best and Debbie (Dave) Mccoy. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and devoted friends.

Born to the late Alton (Al) and Elizabeth (Betty) Mitchell of Gaspé.


Finney ValerieFINNEY, Valerie Ann Hillsdon (née Cummings) – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Carl Finney of 60 years, five children Carol Jewell (and the late Dale Jewell), Allan (Kelly Comrie), Paul (Barb), Louise Smusiak (Dave) and Kevin (Wendi).

Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren; Derek (Jennifer), Brent and Alisha (Kyle Davis), predeceased by Karla, Joal (Michelle), Andrew, and Jeanna, Lauren Steinsky (Trevor) and Arden, Brock and Garrett, Madison and Mackenzie. Along with two great grandchildren, Jack and Alexa-Ann Jewell.


Bench RandyBENCH, Randy (aka Handy Randy) - (Resident of Harcourt, Ontario) - Peacefully with his family by his side on Friday afternoon, November 3, 2017 in his 52nd year.

Beloved husband of Lisa Haley. Loving father of Darren (Emma), Jennifer (Jason Eaton) and Tyler. Fondly remembered by his grandson Kye. Dear brother of Larry (Anke).

Randy enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, ATV riding, off-road trucking down by Bronte Creek and in the Haliburton Highlands. He was very hardworking and could fix most anything.


MERRIMAN, Joyce - (Resident of Minden, Ontario, formerly of Cobourg, Ontario) - Peacefully at Hyland Crest Nursing Home in Minden on Friday afternoon, November 3, 2017 in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Merriman (1988).

Loving mother of Susan (David Paulin) and Thomas (Kim). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Joey, Joyce, Jason, Danielle, Thomas, Cody and Robbie and by her great grandchildren. Dear sister of Jeff and Maureen.

Predeceased by her daughter Cindy, her son Danny and by her sister Shirley.


RIMMER, Valerie Patricia - (December 22, 1929 - November 3, 2017) - 

Beloved daughter of the late Harold and Ethel Doswell-Woodward, and a loving mother to Simon Rimmer, Valerie will be missed and always remembered.


Barkwell GwenBARKWELL, Gwen - (Former resident of Coboconk, Ontario) - Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay on Thursday morning, November 2, 2017 in her 85th year.

Cherished daughter of the late Laurie & Rose Barkwell. Gwen will be remembered by the many children she looked after as well as her many cousins.


Hodgson JeanHODGSON, Margaret 'Jean' (nee Roberts) - Entered into rest peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, in her 97th year.

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Clayton 2016. Dear sister of Paul and Margaret Roberts of Lindsay. Predeceased by Lucille Brown, Noreen Ferriman and Clair Roberts.

Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and their extended families.


Tallon CathyTALLON, Catherine Joyce ‘Cathy’ (Hosick) – Passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in her 62nd year.

Cathy Hosick was the loving mother of Kyle Tallon, and Amanda Tallon.

She was the cherished sister of Randy Hosick (Michelle), Sandy Trites, Stevie Hosick (Christine), Rod Hosick (Johanna), Danny Hosick (Valerie), Sheila Phillips (Pete), Linda Robertshaw (Bill), Maureen Hibbert (Frank), Ned Hosick (the late Sandy). 

Predeceased by her sisters Eileen Burdeney (survived by Vlad Piperski), and Marilyn Eyers, and her brother Al Hosick (survived by Shelby).


Gordon JohnGORDON, John Arthur - On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, John Gordon of Four Mile Lake and formerly of Burlington, passed away in his 71st year.

Beloved husband of Jerri Frappier, dear father of Kate and her husband Anthony LoPresti, Craig Gordon and his wife Jean Ross, Adam Gordon and Oliver Rymek and Cheryl Broom. Loving grandpa of Evelyn, Nicholas, Bowie and Caleb.

John is sadly missed by his sister Joan and her husband George Graham and their sons Robb, Kevin and Jamie.


Stutt JohnSTUTT, John David  - 88, passed away at his home in Lindsay on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

John was predeceased by his son Devon and grandchildren Trevor and Lindsey.

He is survived and sadly missed by wife Mary, children David (Janine), Doug, Darren (Sharon) and Lizabeth (Kevin), grandchildren Kyla, Jennifer, Chelsea, Dylan, Nathan and Skye and great-grandchildren Jayden, Hayden, Johnny, Aubree and Emily.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and fishing in his retirement years.


VanDenHazel BettyVanDenHAZEL, Betty (nee Clarke) -  Passed away unexpectedly during surgery at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 with her loving family nearby. At the age of 69.

Loving wife of Don for 29 years. Loving mom of David Anstey (Lisa Grozelle) and nana of Amelia.

Dear sister of Martin (the late Joan), Harold (Florence), Joe (Frances), Lloyd (Elaine) (both deceased), Lucy (Bernard), and Ralph (Donna).


Twohey AnneTWOHEY, Anne (Callaghan) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Surrounded by her loving family, Anne passed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Monday, October 30, 2017, in her 91st year.

Anne, beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Twohey (1997).

Loving mother of thirteen children, four daughters and nine sons. Brian (and the late Marta) of Toronto (Josette and Stefan), Ken (Linda) of Millet, Alberta, Pat (Lisa) of Lindsay (Kimberly (Jason), Pat Jr. (Brandy), and Julie (Mark), Paul of Sherwood Park, Alberta (Kristen and Gregory), Margaret (Gunter) Hartwig of Toronto, Allan (Jill) of Kingston (Alanna (Brad) and Natalie), Jane of Aurora (Jennifer and Michael (Shelby), Dan (Janice) of Sherwood Park, Alberta (Brendan (Jenna), Brijanne (Kevin) and Keaton), Chris of Sherwood Park, Alberta (Mark, Amanda, Reid and Hannah), Carmel (Sam) Malloy of Chipman, New Brunswick (Joshua, Eli and Melissa), Kelly (Wayne) Gobbels of Aurora (Sebastian and Aneisha), Tim (Cathy) of Little Britain (Charlotte, Peter and Elizabeth) and Ted (Tracey) of Lindsay (Matthew and Sara).


Bierema JacobaBIEREMA, Jacoba Anna Roelfina 'Anne' (nee Verlind) - It is with sadness that the family Anne Bierema announces her passing on October 30, 2017 after a courageously-fought battle with cancer.

Anne was born in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, in 1940 and moved to Canada with her family in 1951. After stays in Halifax and Quebec, the family settled in Agincourt, Ontario and it was there a few years later that she met Sam, her future husband.

They were married in 1962 and moved to Mount Albert and then to the farm in Zephyr where they raised two children – Jerry (Maureen) of Toronto and Betty Laxson (Gord) of Utterson. She was grandmother to Laura (Luc), Christopher and Lennox (Kerry) and great-grandmother to Starla.